Help with Windows 7 upgrade

By muse475 ยท 8 replies
Dec 2, 2009
  1. If I were to buy the Windows 7 full edition, is there an upgrade option or would I have to buy the upgrade package. I know the upgrade package is cheaper but I can get the full version for less through a student discount.
  2. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 529   +7

    You can easily update through the full edition. The upgrade license just requires you to have a valid "prior" installation. One other discussion i found on the topic is here
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    bear in mind, the upgrade edition is rather difficult to install, I recommend the full edition to ensure no hiccups.
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    The student 'upgrade' one is easy to install, it is basically the retail full install. You just boot from the disk and install as normal, nothing tricky.
  6. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    Yes the upgrade is not difficult Tedster but just it take much more time to install and that you must have another windows on the computer before. Better you have the full install muse475 as if you pc is slow with the actual configuration/windows it may affect speed of Windows 7 after. Clean install is better.
  7. princevulpine

    princevulpine TS Rookie Posts: 27

    clean install, yuck!

    I understand why clean install is better; but I HATE exporting/importing data from outlook. If I did a full install, this data would be lost, right?
  8. Yes.
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    couldn't install 7 on either of my computers due to driver issues. 7 won't install at all on my desktop due to raid drivers and it installs on my laptop, but uses generic graphics drivers as intel 855 chipsets are not supported. I had to revert back to XP on both.
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